Grown from mangrove swamps, Calcutta is the largest metropolis in India. Calcutta&39s role in the national economy is of crucial importance as the Gateway to Eastern India. Ships were the beginning of Calcutta&39s history & the river Hoogly was the key to the city&39s fortunes. Vishnupur is famous for the exquisite 17th & 18th century terracotta temples, Seat of classical music.
The Stylized, "Bankura horse" symbolic of excellence in rural handicrafts is native to this district. Belur Math is a modern temple within the grounds of the Ramakrishna Mission. Dakshineshwar Temple, dedicated to Kali is built in the architectural style of Bengal.
Area: 187 sq. kms., Altitude: 5.8 meters. Climate (deg c): Summer- Max. 41.7, Min. 38.1. Winter- Max. 29.3, Min. 9.6., Rainfall: 158 cms June to Mid September., Clothing: Tropical., Languages Spoken: Bengali, English, Hindi., Season: Throughout the year.
Places Of Interest: Belur Math, Botanical Garden, Dakshineshwar Temple, Howarh Bridge, Jain Temple, Kali Temple, Marble Palace, Nakhoda Mosque, National Library, Rabindra Sarobar, Raj Bhavan, Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Sahid Minar (Ochterlony Monument), St.Paul&39s Cathedral, Victoria Memorial, Zoological Gardens.
Museums an Art Galleries: Academy of Fine Arts, Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Birla Industrial & Technological Museum, Birla Planetarium, Gurusaday Museum, Nehru Children&39s Museum, Rabindra Bharati Museum, State Archaeological Gallery, Victoria Memorial Hall Museum.
Excursions: Digha Beach- 185 kms, Santiniketan- 213 kms, Bakkhali Beach- 132 kms, Chandannagar- 39 kms, Diamond Harbour- 51 kms, Sundarban- 131 kms, Tribani- 48 kms, Gangasagar- 140 kms, Malda- 340 kms, Kalna- 82 kms, Navadweep- 110 kms, Mayapur- 134 kms, Murshidabad- 221 kms, Vishnupur- 152 kms, Belur Math- 16 kms, Dakshineshwar Temple- 20 kms, Botanical Gardens- 8 kms, Murshidabad- 221 kms, Shantiniketan- 167 kms.
By Air: Well Connected with the major cities.
By Rail: Howrah and Sealdah are the main railway stations in Calcutta. Calcutta is well Connected with the major cities.
By Road: Well Connected with the major cities.